Mystery of the Dark Tower

Author Coleman, Evelyn
Language English
Publisher
Middleton Wis.: Pleasant Co., 2000




Annotation:

In 1928, when her father tears her and her brother from their mother in North Carolina and takes them to live with their aunts in Harlem, twelve-year-old Bessie is trapped in a strange place, especially after her father mysteriously disappears.



Subjects :

  • Mystery And Detective Stories
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Fiction History
  • African Americans Fiction
  • Parent And Child Fiction
  • Harlem Renaissance Fiction
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Juvenile Fiction History

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


999999
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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
640L

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Reading Level 4.2
Interest Level 3-5
Title Point Value 8

Accelerated Reader

Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader Points 4

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Reviews :

A. Braga (ParentCouncil)
My eleven-year-old daughter loves the "American Girl" books, and this was no exception. It is well written, suspenseful, and fast-paced. The Harlem Renaissance in New York in 1928 is the historical setting of this attractive volume. "A Peek Into the Past" provides a richly-illustrated, and informative picture of the era. Part of the "History Mysteries" series. 2000, Pleasant Company, $5.95. Ages 10 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Pleasant Co. (Middleton Wis.:), PUBLISHED: 2000.)

Debra Briatico (Children's Literature)
In 1928, Bessie Coulter's father suddenly removes her and her younger brother, Eddie, from their North Carolina house and takes them by train to Harlem, New York, where they end up living with their two aunts. Startled by this abrupt departure and worried about her mother's absence, a determined Bessie sets out to find the truth about what's happening to her family. During her stay in the city, she searches for clues about her mother's condition and her father's mysterious job and new acquaintances. Her investigation leads her into the middle of the Harlem Renaissance, where she visits interesting places and encounters intriguing people, including Lillian, a clever girl from next door, Miss Flo, a mysterious woman rumored to have magical powers, and A'Lelia Walker, the daughter of America's first female millionaire. By the end of the story, Bessie discovers that her mother has tuberculosis and her father has become a painter to earn money so the entire family can be together in New York. This suspenseful, historically accurate portrayal of life in the 1920s introduces readers to colorful events and memorable characters. Young history buffs and mystery lovers will enjoy this fast-paced book. Other titles in this series include--The Smuggler's Treasure, The Night Flyers, Voices at Whisper Bend, and Secrets on 26th Street. 2000, Pleasant Company Publications, $9.95 and $5.95. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: Pleasant Co. (Middleton Wis.:), PUBLISHED: 2000.)

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Series :

History mysteries-6Mysteries through time-

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Middleton Wis.: Pleasant Co., 2000

Media Type: Language Material
149 p.:
PZ7.C6746 ([Fic])
158485085X
1584850841
9781584850854
9781584850847
9781607541882
1607541890
9781607541899
"American girl."
Pleasant Co. (Middleton Wis.:), PUBLISHED: 2000.,

Media Type:

1584850841
9781584850847
9781607541899
1607541890
9781607541882
9781584850854
158485085X

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